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How to Build Grit in Kids?

What’s the best predictor of success in a child’s life? “Grit,” says psychologist Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth.

 “Gritty kids, according to Dr. Duckworth, possess the passion and perseverance it takes to accomplish long-term goals. She believes grit is the ability to follow through even if it takes years to accomplish a goal. Likewise, she thinks there are not a set of tools that she can prescribe that parents and teachers can use to teach grit. However, she does believe that children who are able to accept failure as a means to an end are more likely to be successful than really bright children. Her formula is pretty simple: failure, or being wrong + ability to use failure to start over with lessons learn = grit.” tlb

What is grit? Angela Duckworth says it can predict success | TED Talks Education | PBS.

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Carol Dweck’s Mindset http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/0345472322

Video: Developing Growth Mindsets on principalaim

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Head of Lower School, Louisville Collegiate School

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